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Sheltie News

Agility

New Agility Tickets


The following have won their second ticket

Louise Eden with Obay The Boyz High Voltage
Nicola Garrett with Obay One Crazy Dude

 

The following have also won a ticket

Bernadette Bay with Obay Letz Go Girlz.

Emma Fairweather with Obay Thatz The Biz.

Mark Wingate-Wynne with Obay Thatz Entertainment.

 

With Lian's two tickets plus one ticket each from Chloe and Roz reported in the last SAW, the Shelties have won nine tickets this year.


The Kennel Club have announced the Agility Team G.B. squad 2020


Medium Squad:

Hayley Telling with Ag Ch New Illusions Bi Enchantment Of The Five Colors

Sam Towe with Licosateria Shades Of Blue 

 

Small Squad:

Apryl Britton with Never Let Go Of The Five Colors

Chloe Brown with Licosateria Mai Sunbeam

Mark Wingate-Wynne with Obay Thatz Entertainment


Breed

Sue Robinson with Sheltysham Nut Box in Alnmac (Fozzie) was 2nd in Limit at St. Helens Midwesterns Championship Show. Fozzie has had several places working 'A' in Obedience.


Obedience

Lin Abbott with Keltihope Work of Art was 3rd in Novice at ESSC Limit. 

Wendy Ashby with Janetstown Just Joking was 2nd in Beginners at ESSC Limit.

Wendy Clark with Colmae Cazanova was 1st in ‘A’ at ESSC Limit.

Carol Dare with Lavika Mirror Image (Rafa) was 4th in ‘A’ and 1st in ‘B’ at ESSC Limit.

Heidi Dixon with Lightning Lilly (Dizzy) was 2nd in ‘A’ at Thurrock. 3rd in ‘A’ and 2nd in ‘B’ at ESSC Limit.

Penny Forster-Cooper with Sheltysham Briar Rose at Alnmac (Katie) was 2nd in ‘A’ at ESSC Limit.

Wendy Gallin with Lianbray Lovestrike was 2nd in Pre-Beginners at ESSC Limit. 

Vanessa Hardin with Sheltysham Medley of Gold AW(S) RL6.Ex (Jelly Tot) was 1st in Novice at ESSC Limit. 

Also Vanessa with Sheltysham Miss Mayhem AW(G) RL5 Beg.Ex (Tutti Fruitti) was 6th in Novice at ESSC Limit.

Lesley Lubbi with Amberblaze By A Lady of Layash (Flame) was 6th in Novice at Birmingham & Dist GSD.

Sue Kennedy with Mendipmist Handsome Prince was 2nd in Novice at ESSC Limit.

John Kenny with Sandstar Handsome Lad was 1st in Pre-Beginners at ESSC Limit.

Frances Meredith with Milwyr Diamond Geezer was 1st in Beginners at ESSC Limit.

Sue Robinson with Sheltysham Nut Box in Alnmac (Fozzie) was 4th in ‘A’ at Thurrock, 5th in 'A' at Anglia Acorns, 2nd in 'A' at Sheffield.

Also Sue with Sheltysham Nightsong at Alnmac (So-So) was 4th in ‘B’ at Thurrock. So-so won his last 'A' at Anglia Acorns so will be working 'B' and 'C' next year. So-so got a 3rd in his final 'A' at Sheffield.

Jean Tuck with Tooralie’s Masquerade at Craygill AW(G) Beg.Ex RL3 Ex (Zac) was 3rd in Beginners at Birmingham & Dist GSD, 5th in Beginners at BAGSD.

Rosemary Turner with Iliad Isa Tease at Khamysker RL2.Ex (Teasel) was 5th in Novice at ESSC limit.

Dawn Wood with Lianbray Lotto was 4th in Novice at ESSC limit.


Obreedience

Sheltie Superstars Team have qualified for Crufts 2020. Names of handlers and dogs to be advised at a later date.


Rally

Christine Graham with Shadoway Aces High RL3LEx (Arran) was 5th in Level 3 at Banbury, 2nd in Level 3 at Somerset Rally, 1st in Level 3 and 2nd in Level 3 at Daventry weekend,

Also Christine with Shadoway Game of Chance RL6.Ex (Perry) was 2nd in Level 6 at Daventry.

Vanessa Hardin with Sheltysham Miss Mayhem AW(G) Beg.Ex RL5.Ex (Tutti Fruitti) was 1st in Level 5 and 1st in Level 6 at Daventry.

Also Vanessa with Sheltysham Medley of Gold RL6.Ex (Jelly Tot) was 5th in Level 6 at Daventry.

Rowena Steady with Tooralie’s Just The Tonic RL3.Ex (Toes) was 5th in Level 3 at Banbury, 3rd in Level 3 at Somerset Rally, 5th in Level 3 at Daventry.

Jean Tuck with Saunderswood Fire Fly of Craygill AW(G) RL6.Ex (Maddie) was 4th in Level 6 at Daventry.

Rosemary Turner with Iliad Isa Tease at Khamysker RL2.Ex (Teasel) was 4th in Level 3 at Somerset Rally.


Working Trials

Rosemary Turner with Iliad Isa Tease at Khamysker RL2.Ex (Teasel) qualified and came 4th in the Intro Stake at Banbury Open Working Trials.



Platinum Test devised by the Three Legged Cross D.T.C. for themselves 

This test includes 

Heel Free (all three paces) 

Send Away at least 20 yards. 

Retrieve placed slipper (to owner sitting in a chair for disabled exercise). 

Distant Control (three positions). 

Seek back 20 paces to find either glove or key fob. 

Recall from distractions i.e. loose dogs.

Also handlers to command their dog in down position when all dogs are loose. 

Stay exercise 2 mins down handler out of sight. 

They get 'Exceptional' if they gain 90 – 100 marks.


Rosemary Turner with Iliad Isa Tease at Khamysker RL2.Ex (Teasel) gained 95 points at the above tests.




Previous news published in the current issue of "Sheltie at Work", Autumn 2019, issue 86.


Agility

Great News! Lian Knight with Ag Ch Licosateria Mai Rising Son (Sonic) won their third ticket at Lisburn making him up to Agility Champion.  

Lian's Twinkle Star Koryfej at Licosateria (Sofi) has qualified for Crufts in Small Novice Cup.

Chloe Brown with Licosateria Mai Sunbeam won a ticket at Wye Valley.

Roz Quail with Licosateria Sunshine won a ticket at Tunbridge Wells.

Louise Eden with Obay The Boyz High Voltage was 2nd in the Small Championship Results at the Agility Club Show 2019

Jean Tuck with Saunderswood Fire Fly of Craygill AW(S) RL6 Ex (Maddie) and Tooralie’s Masquerade at Craygill RL3 Ex AW(S) (Zac) have completed the points required for their Gold Agility Warrants.

Tanya Cooper with Licosateria Taxi in Motion (Taxi) represented England in WAO last month in the Netherlands.

Julia Carr with Riwalee Dark Knight AW(S) (Epic) qualified to run in his first Championship Final at RVA. It was only his third time in Championship, and their first ever final of any description, she was so incredibly proud of him. He is Julia's first Agility dog so they have come a long way from G1 together. He had anxiety issues and Julia had no idea how he would cope with all the people watching (or how she would) but he actually went up a gear. It was such a great experience for them. Epic was 3rd in Grade 7 Agility, 4th in Grade 7 Agility at Derbyshire A.C. He has now attained his Gold Agility Warrant.

Also Julia's Lowick Black Angus Of Milesend (Angus) had a lovely run in the International Tour Agility at RVA and placed 4th. It was a challenging course and he did so well. They were 1st in Grade 6 Agility and Grade 6 Jumping at Derbyshire A.C. Angus is now G7 and recently achieved his Silver Agility Warrant at Tenterden Magic


The Kennel Club announced the following two Shelties with their handlers had been selected onto the 2019 Development Programme for the Agility Team GB 2020 Squad.

Sam Towe with Licosateria Shades Of Blue (Medium Dogs)

Marc Wingate-Wynne with Obay Thatz Entertainment (Small Dogs)


ESSC Working Section Medium Relay Team qualified for Crufts 2020.

Jenni Hilliard - Brexway Ready To Rockit  

Caroline Durrant - Braxway Blazing Ready  

Sam Towe - Licosateria Shades Of Blue

Rhiannon Thomas - Channerswick Kryptonite  

Rhoda Burdett - Sanscott Ski Blue

Sam Towe - Foxstones Penelope Pitstop  


Selected for the European Open Agility Championships in the Netherlands 25-28 July

Chloe Brown - Licosateria Mai Sunbeam

Hayley Telling - Ag Ch New Illusions Bi Enchantment of the Five Colors

Sam Towe - Foxstone Penelope Pitstop

Congratulations to the above for flying the Sheltie flag at the Championships. So many great runs with Hayley finishing 5th in the Medium finals. 


Selected for FCI Agility World Championships in Turku Finland from 19-22 September

Chloe Brown - Licosateria Mai Sunbeam

Hayley Telling - Ag Ch New Illusions Bi Enchantment of the Five Colors

Sam Towe - Foxstone Penelope Pitstop


Winners of the Agility Club Awards 2018

Corinna Pippard - Painted Lady - runner up G2

Di Polingdestre - Bramleycott Miss Rock N Roll - winner G3

Miranda Frankham - Richmaus Night Rider - winner G6

Rebecca Harris - Meadow Grass Dancer - winner G6

Karin Beales - Willowtarn Tantalise - runner up G6

Dave Walker - Josie Hopebeyondthestars - winner G7

Juniors

Rebecca Chuter Smith - Bramleycott Miss Moneypenny - winner U12


Breed

Sue Robinson with Sheltysham Nut Box in Alnmac (Fozzie) won the Reserve Dog Ticket at the Northern Counties Shetland Sheepdog Club on 7th April. He has won both a 2nd and a 3rd in Limit and was also called in for the Challenge at Welks. It shows how versatile Shelties are as Fozzie also works and does well in Obedience. He has won out of Novice and has had several places in "A". Just shows that Shelties are more than capable in any ring.

Sue's home-bred Alnmac Midnight Flyer (Torin) came 1st in Yearling at the National Working & Pastoral Breeds Society Champ Show.

  


Obedience

Obedience for the last few years have run their own Obedience Show Leagues with many different categories that you can enter. The following three Shelties did well in the 2018 results in the categories that they entered.

1. Heidi Dixon with Lightning Lilly Nov Ex (Dizzy) 3rd in the Toy/Small Dogs. 9th in the Class League Test A, 12th in the anything but not a Border Collie.

2. Lesley Lubbi with Amberblaze By A Lady Of Layash (Flame) 2nd in the Club Leagues, 14th in the Class League Novice.

3. Jean Tuck with Tooralie’s Masquerade at Craygill RL3 Ex AW(S) (Zac) 5th in the Toy/Small Dogs, 9th in the Area Midland results, 13th in the Class League Beginner.

Recent Obedience results

Carol Dare with Lavika Mirror Image (Rafa) was 4th in Novice at Forest Oak C S Glouester, 1st in Novice at Lune Valley, 4th in Novice at York City DTC.

Lesley Lubbi with Amberblaze By A Lady of Layash (Flame) was 3rd in Novice at Culverstone, 6th in Novice at North West Kent, 4th in Novice & 2nd in Novice at Ditton’s weekend, 5th in Novice at Lichfield, 6th in Novice at Micheldever.

Jennifer Miller with Forestland Flute (Toonie) was 3rd in ‘A’ at Petersfield, 6th in ‘A’ at South Eastern, 6th in 'A' at Culverstone, 4th in ‘A’ at Peighton, 5th in ‘A’ at Ditton.

Jean Tuck with Tooralie’s Masquerade at Craygill AW(G) Beg.Ex RL3 Ex (Zac) was 2nd in Beginner at Camarthen, 5th in Beginner at Lanarkshire, 4th in Beginner and 3rd in Beginner at Solihull weekend, 1st in Beginner at Lichfield. Zac now has his Beg.Ex award and he is now Tooralie’s Masquerade at Craygill AW(G) Beg.Ex RL3.Ex.

Sue Robinson with Sheltysham Nut Box in Alnmac (Fozzie) was 4th in ‘A’ Dog at Rugby, 6th in ‘A’ at West Suffolk, 2nd in ‘A’ at Nuneaton,  1st in 'A' Dog at Woburn, 4th in 'A' at Gt Baddow.

Sue's Sheltysham Nightsong at Alnmac (So-So) got 2nd in ‘A’ at West Suffolk, 4th in ‘A’ at East Anglian Five Of Clubs, 4th in 'A' at Spalding, 5th in 'A' at Derby, 2nd in 'A' Dog at Halstead, 6th in 'A' Dog at Woburn, 6th in 'A' at Gt Baddow.

And also Sue's home-bred Alnmac Midnight Flyer (Torin) got 6th in Novice at East Anglian Five Of Clubs, the first class he has competed in. He is also doing well in Breed - yet another Sheltie with Beauty and Brains.

Rowena Steady with Tooralie’s Just The Tonic (Toes) was 2nd in Pre-Beginners at Lagotto Romagnolo, 1st in Pre-Beginners and 4th in Pre-Beginners at Burnham-on-Sea weekend, 3rd in Pre-Beginners and 1st in Pre-Beginners at P&DFA weekend.

Also Rowena with Tooralie’s Just The Tonic (Toes) has qualified in the Special Pre-Beginners Class.

Maryliese Happel with Dukeson Hoosier Adagio RL4 Ex (Gigi) was 1st in Beginners at Basingstoke, 2nd in Beginners at Southern B.C., 3rd in Beginners at Culverstone and also received her 'winners out' certificate from Obedience Leagues. 

Debbie Everall with Libby’s Brooklyn Boy (Brook) was 5th in Beginners at Basingstoke and 1st in Beginners at Surrey.

Teresa Davis with Briggsview Crazy Lady (Daisy) was 2nd in ‘A’ also at Basingstoke, 5th in ‘A’ at Oxhey, 6th in ‘A’ at Chesvale, 4th in Novice at Warlingham, 5th in Novice at Wessex B.C., 4th in ‘A’ at Micheldever.

Ann Smith with Rainway The Revanant (Copper) was 1st in Novice at Scottish Shetland Sheepdog Club.

Also Ann with Seavall Tartan (Harris) was 2nd in ‘A’ at the same show.

Penny Forster-Cooper with Sheltysham Briar Rose at Alnmac (Katie) was 5th in 'A' at Chalfield.

Heidi Dixon with Lightning Lilly (Dizzy) was 3rd in ‘A’ at Anglian Acorns, 3rd in ‘A’ at Surrey, 4th in ‘A’ at North West Kent. At BCOS Rushden they were 1st in Grade 4 (equivalent to Class ‘A’) which qualified them for the 2020 BCOS Grand Prix at K C building Stoneleigh. Heidi was also presented with an award for the Best Training Round in Grade 5.

Kennel Club Good Citizens

Pam Brooker with Willowthorn See The Stars (Kobi) got his Bronze Good Citizens aged 7 months.

Debbie Everall with Libby’s Brooklyn Boy (Brook) got his Gold Good Citizens at Thames Dog Training Club.

Bridget Jamieson with Floyd got his Silver Good Citizens. Floyd is a rescued Sheltie so his Kennel Club name is not known.

Also Bridget's Mountland Mountain Stream (Berwick) got his Gold Good Citizens.

Floyd

Berwick

Rally

Recent Rally results

Vanessa Hardin with Sheltysham Miss Mayhem AW(G) Beg.Ex R4.Ex (Tutti Fruitti) 1st  in Level 5 at Banbury, 4th in Level 6 at Banbury.

Maryliese Happel with Dukeson Hoosier Adagio RL4.Ex (Gigi) was 3rd in Level 4 at Elham DTC, 5th in Level 5 at Banbury, 2nd in Level 5 at Nuneaton Rally

Wendy Rees with Ontoco Casanova RL1.Ex was 5th in Level 2 at Nuneaton.

Sue Lang with Chelmarsh All The Way RL2.Ex (Kete) was 1st in Level 2 at Nuneaton.

Karen Marek with Mohnesee Music Maestro (Toby) was 5th in Level 5 at Nuneaton.

Pam Brooker with Willowthorn See The Stars (Kobi) at his first Rally Show at Lune Valley was awarded qualified excellent in Level 1 when Kobi was 3 days under 8 months of age. 4th in Level 1 at Blackpool, 5th on Level 2 at Blackpool.

Angela Rowe with Hall Of Dreams Seven Wonders AW(B) RL1 Ex (Buddy) was 2nd in Level 1 at United Spaniels Derby.

Callie Mather with Bluehollow Moondaisy RL3.Ex (Daisy) was 4th in Level 3, 1st in Level 4 at United Spaniels Derby.

Vanessa Hardin with Sheltysham Miss Mayhem AW(G) Beg.Ex R4 Ex (Tutti Fruitti) was 3rd in Level 5 at NSDTR Solihull, 2nd in Level 5 at Stoneleigh.

Also Vanessa with Sheltysham Medley Of Gold RL4 Ex (Jelly Tot) was 2nd in Level 5. 4th in Level 6 at NSDTR Solihull. 3rd in Level 5, 4th in Level 6 at Stoneleigh, 2nd in Level 6 and 6th in Level 5 at Banbury.

Christine Graham with Shadoway Game Of Chance RL6 Ex (Perry) was 6th in Level 6 & 3rd in Level 6 at Ilminster Lions, 5th in Level 6 at Banbury, 3rd in Level 6 at Nuneaton DTC, 3rd in Level 6 at Durham Co Canine, 3rd in Level 6 at Haxey. .